Android news: Huawei camera P30 and some updates

The week before that, we have prepared for you a selection of the most interesting news over the past seven days. Today let’s talk about the camera of the new Huawei P30, another way to steal user data of Android and many other.


Huawei will make your camera even better

Huawei in 2018 it has paid off, making great emphasis in the market positioning your smartphone P20 Pro like machine with a very decent camera. This, together with a good “stuffing” has allowed the Chinese manufacturer to get a great sale. Very soon we will have a continuation of the line in the face of Huawei P30 and P30 Pro. The network leaked specifications of the devices camera and they are very impressive. It seems that Huawei has a chance to repeat the success of the previous model.

A full presentation devices wait become not long. Formal specifications will be announced March 26 at a special event in Paris. While we will concentrate on some of the leaked data.

Huawei P30 is equipped with triple rear camera. The main camera has a resolution of 40 megapixels. Along with it will work a 20-megapixel wide-angle lens and the “eye” of 8 megapixels, which will be responsible for scaling. He will offer P30 hybrid fivefold zoom. The camera will use lenses from Leica and aperture will be f/1.8-f/2.4. By the way, these specifications are very much like Mate 20 Pro, but Huawei could work on resolution of pictures, making them even better.

But the situation with the P30 Pro is much more interesting. Three main rear camera sensor look very similar to those that we could observe in the above model. This is a 40-megapixel main camera, 20-megapixel wide-angle lens and 8-megapixel sensor with the ability zoom. But then the differences begin. Zoom there are also likely to be a hybrid, but this time 10x.

However, the surprises do not end there. Huawei P30 Pro will have a ToF sensor (Time of Flight) is a special sensor, capable of emitting beams of light and record the reflection from the object. Received time allows us to calculate a very accurate (almost like laser rangefinders) the distance to the object, as the technology is based on the detection of the speed of light. Why would you want in your phone? It’s simple: this sensor enables the camera to better grasp the “depth” of the images that will positively affect the image quality. Especially in low light conditions.

New design of Google maps

Redesign of several dozen services and applications – business not fast, even if we are talking about a single design code. Apparently, for this reason, so Google pulled the update to its digital products to Material Design 2.0, which only now got to the web version of Google Maps service. Update, as it usually happens in the case of Google, is gradually spreading, and therefore is only available for a very limited circle of users.

Material Design 2.0 had a positive impact on the Google Maps interface. Need to pay tribute to the designers of Google now looks more elegant than before.

The first thing that catches the eye is the redesign of the card with the description of attractions and venues. Google maps got rid of the hideous blue color inserts, which are placed on the title, description and feedback from selected locations. Now the same information is on a white background.

But the change of colors, which helped to paint the stars indicating the rating of the institution, in yellow, was not the only change cards. Google redesigned appearance located underneath the function buttons, by placing them in a transparent circle.

Slightly less significant changes were made to the search string. With the release of the updates she received a rounded corners new, less saturated, font, and icons showing the purpose of the desired institution.

The analysis of the rest of the Google Maps interface revealed that the search giant hasn’t finished work on the redesign of the map service. At the time of publication, many elements of the cards look old, despite the fact that definitely need to be lightweight, and often in a quite thorough redesign. So let’s hope that we have not all the changes that were planned by the designers.

New dangerous Android vulnerability

Vulnerability in Google Photos, which possible to de-anonymize almost any of us, was not the only challenge for Google, seeking to ensure the safety of its users. Another flaw provide criminals access to confidential information was discovered in the Toolkit of the Android operating system. It was found by the expert in the field of cyber security company Positive Technology Sergey Toshin.

A vulnerability in Android that was discovered Toshin existed in the OS for over five years, affecting all devices running Android 4.4 KitKat and newer, according to the report, Positive Technology. She was hiding in the WebView component and could be used to install malware, and excavating the personal data of the user – from browser histories to correspondence in instant messengers and even credentials to log in to the banking accounts.

The WebView component is responsible for the work browser through which the attackers could do all kinds of attacks. It does not matter what kind of application for Internet access services to the victim, be it Chrome, Samsung Browser or “Yandex.The browser”. All of them were good in order to trigger the so-called instant applications capable of handling notch of the data without having to install to the device memory.

In fact, all that was needed to make the attackers to send the potential victim a link to instant application with malicious functionality and trigger its transition. Usually this is easiest to do if to impersonate the support of the Bank, and in the letter to mention the availability of the new version of the banking application. If the user will follow a link from the message, it’s done. Fortunately, to date, the vulnerability has already been eliminated.

The start of sales of the first 5G smartphone

Retail sales 5G Galaxy S10, the high-end smartphone flagship of the Samsung line 2019, start even earlier than previously thought. According to official information received directly from the manufacturer, the device will go on sale on 5 April. Initially, the novelty will be available only to users from South Korea. The start of sales was timed to the launch of the first in the country the infrastructure that supports the networks of the fifth generation.

As previously reported, the fact that the Galaxy S10 5G initially appears it is on the market of South Korea, was a question of prestige of local government. The South Korean authorities strongly customized domestic operators, who were to launch 5G earlier than in the United States. And to the networks of the fifth generation took advantage of as many users as possible, the state decided initially to subsidize the rates with ultra-fast Internet.

Interestingly, in the case of Galaxy S10 5G Samsung has decided not to organize campaigns on pre-order and start selling the smartphone directly. The novelty will arrive in the Korean retail for a price of 1.5 million won, which at current exchange rate is approximately equal to 1330$. The first buyers along with the smartphone will receive a free wireless charging station, wireless earphones Galaxy Buds and a coupon for a replacement display with 50% discount, valid for a year.

Despite the fact that Galaxy S10 5G has exactly the same hardware stuffing, and a classic line, he, however, has some unique features. In particular, the device is equipped with a 6.7-inch display that’s even bigger than the Galaxy S10+, the main camera, consisting of four modules, and battery capacity of 4500 mAh with support for fast charging power of 25 watts. Weight Galaxy S10+ will be almost 200 grams.

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